Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rino Fisichella - Dr. Phil of the Vatican

There was one of those soft shell crab moments on the media waves over the weekend. An official from the Vatican, with credible credentials, was doing a soft sell (shell) retooling of all the RC church's vile bile that came out Brazil last week over the abortion of a nine year old rape victim and the subject of excommunication.

Archbishop Salvatore (Rino) Fisichella is no doubt acting out - sort of in the role of Dr. Phil - to comment on the many sides of a difficult legal and moral issue.

Vatican prelate defends abortion for 9-year-old
Fisichella, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, also upheld the church's ban on abortion and any implications of his criticism of excommunicating the doctors and the girl's mother weren't clear.
It is not clear if the Archbishop speaks only for himself and his conscience regarding the strange weird way the RC church in Brazil chose to release this bizarre abortion excommunication story. It is not clear with all his Vatican credentials if he speaks officially or unofficially for the Vatican.

I encourage you to read the whole article. It might be a genuine attempt to do a Dr. Phil on the rape and abortion of a nine year old girl in Brazil.

I have to wonder though that Archbishop Fisichella, as an official of a foreign government, the Vatican, why his soft shell media handout has not appeared in his Pro-Life Website registered in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Life News

He is listed on Zoominfo.com as President of that “news” organization. Hey Rino, you are not what I would call a Hypocrit's Hypocrit on this soft shell handout with one hand and your hardsell pro-life website with the other hand - are you dude?

Rino Fisichella

Just thought I would add these points. With the downsizing and outsourcing of journalism in this country, blogs and websites are replacing real journalism. The listings of blogs and websites as legitimate sources of news is questionable at best. Consider this one.

And no doubt now that there is a new Archbishop Dolan in New York City, his automatic promotion to the Cardinal’s red hat is forthcoming, say by July or August. One has to possibly imagine that all these other purple bishops Burke, Naumann, and Fisichella want the red hat too. And they deserve it too touting the company’s party line on “morality” to the ranks of the laity only.

Vatican Official Slams American Governor

Former American Inquisitor and now Vatican Head of the Supreme court Archbishop Raymond Burke has done his best with a written condemnation of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sibelius, a Catholic.

Governor Sebelius’ Pro-Choice political view is unacceptable to the Roman Catholic Church. She is the current nominee for the Obama Cabinet appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Governor Sibelius has been told she should not receive communion for her incorrect moral views by the Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City.

Sebelius nomination ‘source of greatest embarrassment,’ Archbishop Burke says

"Her position on the question of procured abortion is the source of the greatest scandal to Catholics and to all who uphold the natural moral law," he continued.

Additionally, Archbishop Burke said, the governor "obstinately remained in her moral error" despite being admonished by at least three of her bishops, including Archbishop of Kansas City Joseph Naumann.

He added that Archbishop Naumann had proceeded "in perfect accord" with canon law by trying to help Gov. Sebelius recognize and correct her "grave error."

"When she refused to do so, he had no choice but to remind her that the Church’s discipline requires that persons who publicly and obstinately remain in serious sin must be denied Holy Communion," he added.

Though Burke and Naumann are alumnus of the St Louis Archdiocese Bishop’s Club, they did not serve during each other’s watch in that city. It makes you think or wonder what sort of heavy metals might be in the drinking water there.

Burke is an official of a foreign government, the Vatican. If some politburo member of the China or Prime Minister of Russia were criticizing our elected officials, the press and the GOP would be screaming up the yazoo about this.

Foreign governments and International Corporations get a free pass in this country’s press.

This Cultural Christian sees this one as typical sexist discrimination of the RC church with the bully boys ganging up on the girl in the school play ground so to speak. Brave boys!